National Voter Registration Day

League of Women Voters of Central New Mexico to participate at the National Voter Registration Day Event  on September 20th at Alvarado Square, Bernalillo County Government Center, Albuquerque

Albuquerque, NM – The League of Women Voters of Central New Mexico (LWVCNM) today announced they would be participating in National Voter Registration Day (NVRD), a nationwide, nonpartisan effort to register hundreds of thousands of voters on Tuesday, September 20. The League will be out in force at Alvarado Square, 415 Silver Ave, SW, Albuquerque, NM from 10 am – 2 pm and available to assist voters who want to register or update their registration if they have moved. 

“Every eligible American deserves the chance to participate in this year’s pivotal elections,” said Gina Mahfouz, LWVCNM Voter Services Director.  “Voter registration is the first step to ensuring your voice is heard. We want to make sure every New Mexican who wants the opportunity to vote on Election Day.  It is important to register and update your registration if you have moved. The deadline to register to vote online or through submission of a paper application for voter registration is October 11, 2022. However, it is now possible to register just before voting during early voting and on Election Day.” 

The Bernalillo County Clerk’s office is hosting the event in celebration of the 10th Anniversary of National Voter Registration Day.  There will be music, food, give aways, and representatives from other Bern Co departments. 

National Voter Registration Day has been a game-changing annual nonpartisan campaign to register hundreds of thousands of voters in communities and online. Embraced a host of celebrities, bipartisan elected officials and organizations, NVRD leverages the collective impact of thousands of community partners, including hundreds of League of Women Voters groups, nationwide, every year.

“Now in its 74th year, the League of Women Voters of Central New Mexico empowers thousands of voters through education, registration and get-out-the-vote activities in every election,” said Mahfouz. “We educate voters via our VOTE411 and printed election guides. This year we are asking questions of every candidate in every race in New Mexico. In Central New Mexico, we will print tens of thousands of guides to place in libraries, community centers and early vote centers and registration drives while also providing trusted and timely elections information on Having the printed guide is important to New Mexicans without access to the internet. We believe our democracy is strongest when every voice is heard.  I invite you to come out to celebrate National Voter Registration Day with us!”